I don't know why it was such a hard decision for me, but it really was. In the end it was shipping that did it. I just didn't want to haul it back to the APO and watch them try to figure out how to weigh the roll on their little scales. I like the APO people, I didn't want to hassle them. Also, I must admit to curiosity. I wanted to see how it quilted up....it felt nice through the little snip I cut in the wrapping, but I wanted more. Those damn recycled bottles sang to me begging me to put them in something...Anything! So I made another little rounded pouch thingy....and I batted it with recycled bottles! I don't know if you can tell or not...I can. But I am the creator so of course I know. It is a surprise for some one special, so when you get it let me know what you think.
On a different note, my mate and I have been discussing future assignments. We would really like to be closer to family next time, so FT Campbell and FT Bragg have been the big two. So ladies....which has a Super Target and where can I set up my sewing shop. I plan to have classes and all that jazz. We have some good friends at Ft Bragg and I have been there before to visit, it was my husband's second duty station...ultimately it is needs of the Army, so no real point in thinking it to death, but it is on my mind. Too bad it is not as easy as deciding to slice into recycled bottle batting.
I have some of the batting for sale in my Esty shop, so if you are curious too, let me know and I can cut some off for you. I took a guess on the price of the batting, so if I am stupid high, I will bring the cost down, I just couldn't find it anywhere by the bolt. And Batting here sells for at the minimum of $20 a meter and that is for the crappy stuff.
OK, gotta get the kids ready for school. I plan on making a tester bag today with the Green batting to see how it goes. I will sell it as a tester in my shop, so it will be pretty cheap. I also did up a quick quilt top yesterday so I can see how it quilts on something bigger than a wallet. It is very pretty (the quilt top) and not colors I normally use I guess that will be in the shop for cheap too. Give me till Monday on that. Today I have to work on some hand dyed burp clothes and the coolest Australian baby wraps....maybe I should start selling them too. Gosh I love them so much. Makes me want to have another little tiny baby to swaddle up.
**They are sending me the cotton roll of batting I originally ordered, so no worries about that, but I figured since I paid for both I should keep them;o) I kinda wish I had more space. I don't know much about Ft Riley....I am so sad the Bernina dealership shut down. That stinks. Everyone should sew on a Bernina!